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Description
Reality isn't a shoujo manga, and Miku Ikenouchi's friends know that perfectly well. But then again, they are not Miku-chan. The reason for this is that Miku-chan has a boyfriend, a third year, and is content with what she has. But then a chain of events occur which leaves Miku-chan with a rival (for cuteness), her father quitting his job... and a new roommate?

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
スプラウト
爱情种子
爱情萌芽
รอวันรักผลิบาน (Thai)
Seed of Love

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.28 (end) by Ochibichan (2398d ago)
v.7 c.27 by Ochibichan (2405d ago)
v.7 c.26 by Ochibichan (2426d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (313 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 25th 2015, 12:55pm PST


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Year
2005

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Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Friend (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #892 increased(+328)
Monthly Pos #1857 increased(+604)
3 Month Pos #3669 increased(+486)
6 Month Pos #4876 increased(+602)

List Stats
On 507 reading lists
On 488 wish lists
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(SPOILERS) Can someone explain the ending please?? 1894 days, 4 hours, 55 minutes ago

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Um, okay...wow.   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by flowinmyboat
November 24th, 2012, 2:24am
For a manga that meta-references it's own genre, you'd think it'd be a bit more self-aware.

The manga starts out with you being able to justify Miku's actions: there is a lot of change and she's adjusting. But then, you can't. She becomes super moody and doubts that her boyfriend it being "boyfriend" enough just because she saw Souhei and Miyu being lovey-dovey. On the contrary, her poor, poor boyfriend seems like a genuinely good guy and it'll probably piss you off (or at least leave a terrible taste in your mouth) how she treated him.

The main leads seem to like each other for no reason and it irritates the hell out of me. There is no development. If she had a crush on him for a while, or in middle school, or in freakin' elementary school, then he moved in and all his stuff happens, it's be more understandable. However, they're relationship goes from zero to sixty in like five chapters. I'm pretty lenient to shoujo manga considering it's the bulk of what I read but for this one just spare yourself the headache and the confusion and don't bother.

... Last updated on November 24th, 2012, 2:54am
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ughhh...   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by momomilk
March 30th, 2011, 4:53pm
Honestly, this story wasn't that great. I skimmed/read (more like skimmed) to the end and it was just one of those typical but terrible shoujo (no offense to others who like it). There's alot of issues with the characterizations, especially Miku. She's a pretty selfish girl, always feeling jealous of others and thinking badly of them, especially towards Miyu. I don't know why she fell in love with Sou because Sou doesn't have any attractive features and his personality was just bleh. For one, I hated her because she dumbed her boyfriend even though he was pretty nice (felt so bad for him) and lusted after another boy who had a girlfriend. But, Sou is also in the wrong. I don't mind love triangles, of course, makes it all the more interesting but this....eh, just wasn't it.

Overall, it was boring for me. The art style was nice so that kept me going as well as her other two boarders (i like them~ otaku boy haha).
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It was okay.   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Autumn_Niight
March 6th, 2011, 8:18pm
overall, i thought it was cute, but i wouldnt read it again. it wasnt a very unique plot & a lot of it revolved around just pure drama, but the characters were cute & there was a lot of parts that just made you smile (:
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ugh >_>   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Bebe~
January 13th, 2011, 8:15pm
what just happened..
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I don't know why I wanted to read it for the second time. This story was so heart wrenching! I mean, she's always crying T_T and I liked the older ex bf better :< But at least Miku and Sou-chan FINALLY GOT TOGETHER after all the pain they went through >_>


... Last updated on May 17th, 2013, 9:15pm
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Yaro dja...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by emmrie
May 8th, 2009, 11:23am
It's fine. It's just that I find it so irritating that Miyu ditched her boyfriend so as to confess to that guy who has a girlfriend, already. Her ex seems okay and more mature.
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Lacks the light, breezy and genuine development of feelings for the hero   
Rating: N/A
by pizzafox
October 28th, 2014, 12:46am
When I was reading sprout, I always felt like there was something missing. Personally, the main character-miku- doesn’t irritate/annoy me and in a way, I do find her quite relatable in terms of these supposedly quite “ugly” emotions of bitterness and jealousy. She reflects the realistic teenager more than most shoujo mangas do. However, Ido feel that she is sometimes quite irrational, and sometimes I do have to think twice about why shes crying, or why is Katoaka san-whatever her boyfriend is called- and Nakahashi are in a near brawl, especially since its so close to the beginning of the manga. All the actions of the characters seem a bit extreme and angst-y. What seems to be missing are those fleeting, cute and nostalgic first meeting moments between Miku and Nakahasi. I may be a little bias when it comes to first meetings between characters, because that's usually my favourite part of any manga, but I feel like this manga just misses out on the development of Miku’s feelings for the main hero, and delves straight for the negative feelings afterwards . I mean, we’ve never really seen both of them interact happily, and there really isn’t a build up of emotions to show why Miku likes Nakahashi so much. Well, that's just my take on it.
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Weird   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Akatsubaki
January 23rd, 2011, 3:04am
i don't understand the reason why does she (Miku) like Sou..?
the story is not poor written or too typical for shoujo manga, standard arts. I don't know. why.. but i can't like this manga nor i hate it.
=.=
may be i call it boring..
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really?   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
April 25th, 2010, 9:44pm
HAHA umm this manga was cute but cmon.. it had so much potential but the ending seemed so rushed and some "wtf" moments especially with Miyu near the end.. that was pretty lame and random. over all, love the art, story coulda been great and it was alright
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mmm..   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by pennylanechic
January 8th, 2010, 10:57pm
it's just.. okay but forgettable.. it could've been better and yeah Miku kind of annoyed me too >~<
well at least it's got a happy ending.
also, I find it a bit slow, love the drawing though & if you don't have anything else to read, then this should be fine.

... Last updated on January 8th, 2010, 10:59pm
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Too Dramatic   
Rating: N/A
by [RCxFace]
August 7th, 2007, 3:56am
This manga really does portray a more realistic 'teenager' kind of life when it comes to romance... The jealousy, the pain, the betrayal.. the hatred.. pretty typical.
The only problem i have with this manga is i really dont like Miku [ the female lead ]
I really REALLY hate her character. Im not at all with girls who cry over other boys.. who fall in love with other guys when they ALREADY have boyfriends.
I really don't like the fact that she's easily jealous. Girls like that are just
easy chicks. =_=
Overall, i really like the story, just hate her character and hopefully
it develops and matures to where she isnt such a jealous cry baby.
*sigh*

... Last updated on August 7th, 2007, 3:58am
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